Miscast alert: Luc Besson is making a film called Into the Light, a biopic of Aung San Suu Kyi, starring Datuk Michelle Yeoh in the title role. Of course the two ladies are completely different types. Filming has already been going on in Thailand; Ms Yeoh has met with Ms Suu Kyi in a Rangoon, and the two ladies have chatted, amicably, it seems.
One of the world's most elegant women, and to me one of the most stylish (she seems so intelligent, genteel and dignified - full of grace), Aung San Suu Kyi is a noted Burmese political figure; she was the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in the country when her party won a victory in general election which, by right, should have taken power away from the military government that seized power by coup in 1962. (The election was the first general election in the country since the ’60s.) The military government refused to hand over power, and she was already under house arrest between July 20, 1989 until November 13 2010. She read Dickens and tended to her garden.
(Not to make light of political oppression, but I really wouldn't mind being placed under house arrest if I had my books and garden, do you know what I mean?)